No. 19 Astro Course, about 1940-1945
Photographer: J. Gordon Henderson ( http://digital.huroncounty.ca/about-the-collection/j-gordon-henderson ) ..Description: .Black and white image of RAF No. 19 Astro Course. There are two rows of men in uniform: the back row is standing and the front row is sitting on chairs outside on a boardwalk in front a building. Some of the men have Observer badges on their jackets. There appears to be snow on the ground. None of the men are identified...Object ID : A992.0003.104..View this item in the Huron County Museum & Historic Gaol's collections database. ( http://digital.huroncounty.ca/objects/A992.0003.104/A992.0003.104a ) ..Order a higher-quality version of this item (fee applies). ( http://digital.huroncounty.ca/reproductions/order/A992.0003.104a )
During World War II, Goderich Airport hosted No. 12 Elementary Flying Training School for the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan, providing initial pilot training for aircrews using the Fleet Finch.No. 12 EFTS opened on October 14, 1940 and closed on July 14, 1944.